Re: Jamiroquai & Bass Players

Elson Trinidad (
Thu, 28 Mar 1996 02:55:42 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 27 Mar 1996, R. Huang wrote:

> Oh, I forgot one other awesome player. Ric Fierabracci. Have you heard
> him? He played in ..ah...well.... ahemm.... uhhh.... YANNI's band in the
> Live at the Acropolis..... THERE, I SAID IT.. I LIKE YANNI, OK?? (I feel

> ok?). If you do want to check him out, track #4 on that album, "the rain
> must fall" has of his solo's. As JB would say, "*He* ought to be ashamed

Don't take this as a flame, but a great bass solo does not necessarily
make a bass player. In the funk/acid jazz veing, bass solos are rare, and
the bass must concentrate on the *GROOVE*. I don't care if you can make
your bass sound like a muted trumpet (okay, I'd be curious at least...),
but if you can't groove, you ain't got it.

On the subject of "great bass players who play for wack artists" how
'bout Kenny G's bassist? I seem to remember him gettin down slapping that
Kubicki Factor back on the old Arsenio show, when he sat in with the band.


Elson Trinidad, Los Angeles, CA
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